Shake up your pandemic cooking routine by following these Canadian food Instagram accounts. These trailblazing food stylists, chefs, culinary personalities and recipe developers from across the country share tasty recipes, seasonal ingredients and downright beautiful spreads. So, the next time you’re doing your daily scroll through the ‘gram, check out these 13 homegrown food experts to inspire your next meal.
Toronto-based food YouTuber
Vijaya Selvaraju shares dishes from her hometown of Chennai, India, on her colorful feed. Follow her for accessible Indian recipes, like chana masala and dosas, along with modern takes on traditional dishes, like curry popcorn chicken.
As a recipe developer, food stylist and a new mom in Dundas, Ontario,
Allison Day’s artfully-styled food shots come with cheeky captions describing how she balances parenting with food prep. Expect simple recipes that feature seasonal ingredients and global twists inspired by her travels.
For vegetarians and pescatarian inspiration, look to Toronto cookbook author
Diala Canelo. Her feed is full of beautiful baked goods (think: scones, cakes and cookies) alongside simple weekday recipes — all made meat-free. Be on the lookout for her debut cookbook, , which goes on sale August 4. Diala’s Kitchen
Betty Hung, chef and co-owner of Vancouver’s Beaucoup Bakery, makes the often-intimidating French pastry approachable with her simple recipes. She experiments by adding Asian flavor profiles, like hojicha and roasted soy, to French pastry classics.
When Eden Hagos couldn’t find a place online that showcased Black voices in food, she created her own.
Black Foodie celebrates Black chefs, Black-owned food businesses and their recipes through a popular Instagram account (56,000 followers and counting).
As a food photographer and food stylist, Juno Kim’s Instagram account is chock-full of artful dishes that play with colors, textures and shapes. The Vancouverite’s use of creative garnishes, vibrant sauces and unusual ingredients, such as chickweed and tomato jerky, is worth a like.
Photographer: When They Find Us
Niagara, Ontario-based cookbook author
Laura Wright highlights beautiful plant-based meals, drinks and desserts in her feed. Don’t scroll past the captions — Laura often shares the plant-based substitutions she uses in common non-vegan recipes.
Mexican-born, Vancouver-based editorial food photographer
Gabriel Cabrera makes simple ingredients look like still-life paintings with purposeful composition and lighting. Expect fruit-forward shots and bonus links to classic cocktail recipes.
Food writer, cookbook author and
The Globe and Mail contributor Tara O’Brady approaches her Instagram feed with simple sophistication. Follow her for the stunning food photography and stay for thoughtful captions that double as food-based meditations on life.
Photographer: Stephanie Noritz
Greek-Canadian food blogger
Maria Koutsogiannis creates healthful, plant-based recipes influenced by her family’s heritage. If you’re thinking about going vegan, her creative meat-, egg-, dairy-free takes on dishes like lasagna and cheese balls will inspire you.
The natural wonder of B.C.’s Salt Spring Island is known for its organic farming culture.
Haidee Hart’s Instagram feed reflects the farm-to-table dining events she hosts on the island, featuring images of fresh produce and recipes using seasonal West Coast ingredients.
Cree cookbook author
Kirsten Buck puts healthy, whole-food twists on classic recipes inspired by her Indigenous upbringing. In between drool-worthy food posts, you’ll find honest personal messages from Kirsten herself.
If you thought that healthy eating was boring, this Quebecois nutritionist’s colorful feed will have you thinking otherwise.
Hubert Cormier’s captions and recipes are in French, but his bright food images need no translation to admire.
Photographer: Andréanne Gauthier